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¶ Barrow — Dictionarium polygraphicum (1735)

February 19, 2016

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Barrow, John, ed. Dictionarium polygraphicum: or, the whole body of arts regularly digested. 2 vols. London: printed for C. Hitch and C. Davis, and S. Austen, 1735.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 240 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (T31837). — MS catalogue (2), no. 722.

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¶ Cellini — Life (1772)

April 22, 2015

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Cellini, Benvenuto. The life of Benvenuto Cellini, a Florentine artist. Trans. Thomas Nugent. 2 vols. Dublin: printed by John Abbot Husband for Messrs. Sleater, Ewing, Potts, Smith, Williams Lynch, Wilson, Chamberlaine, S. Watson, Vallance, Porter, Milliken, Walker, Jenkin, and Flin, 1772.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (T65483). — MS catalogue (2), no. 186.

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¶ Pausanias — Description of Greece (1794)

April 21, 2015

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Pausanias. The description of Greece. Trans. Thomas Taylor. 3 vols. London: printed for R. Faulder, 1794.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for 15s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 804 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / B 40104/B) [lacking vol. 1].

References: ESTC (T95854). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 11v. — MS catalogue (2), no. 146.

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¶ Addison — Remarks on several parts of Italy (1761)

April 20, 2015

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Addison, Joseph. Remarks on several parts of Italy, &c. in the years 1701, 1702, 1703. London: printed for J. and R. Tonson, 1761.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (T89181). — MS catalogue (2), no. 1.

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¶ Herodotus — Aegyptian and Grecian history (1723)

April 14, 2015

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Herodotus. The Aegyptian and Grecian history of Herodotus. Trans. Isaac Littlebury. 2 vols. 3rd ed. London: printed for E. Bell, J. Darby, A. Bettesworth, J. Pemberton, F. Fayram, C. Rivington, J. Hooke, F. Clay, J. Batley, and E. Symon, 1723.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for 7s. 6d.) — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (T148115). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 12.

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¶ Defoe — New voyage round the world (1725)

March 25, 2015

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[Defoe, Daniel.] A new voyage round the world, by a course never sailed before. London: A. Bettesworth and W. Mears, 1725.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for 10s.). — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (T70641). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 11v.

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¶ Shakespeare — Poems (1774)

March 25, 2015

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Shakespeare, William. Poems written by Shakespear. London: J. Bell; York: C. Etherington, 1 September 1774.

Vol. 9 of Bell’s edition of Shakespeare’s plays, 1773–74.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £1 1s.). — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (T62821). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 12. — MS catalogue (2), no. 214.

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¶ Polybius — General history (1772)

January 27, 2015

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Polybius. The general history of Polybius, translated from the Greek by Mr. Hampton. 3 vols. London: printed for J. Dodsley [vols. 1, 3] and T. Davies [vol. 2], 1772.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 811 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 12s.). — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (T117894) [vol. 1]; (T152790) [vol. 2]; (N18347) [vol. 3]. — MS catalogue (1), fol. 10. — MS catalogue (2), no. 41.

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¶ Terence’s comedies (1745)

January 6, 2015

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Terence. Terence’s comedies. 2 vols. London: printed for J. Oswald, 1745.

Parallel Latin and English texts, “the whole adapted to the capacities of youth at school.”

Provenance: George Pochin. — K. Foster. — Morris (purchased for 7s. 6d.). — University of Illinois Library (Baldwin 1148).

References: ESTC (T137484). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 15.

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¶ Heylyn — Cosmography (1702)

December 17, 2014

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Heylyn, Peter. Cosmography, in four books. 7th ed. London: printed for Edward Brewster, Richard Chiswell, Benjamin Tooke, Thomas Hodgkin, and Thomas Bennet, 1701–02.

“Each of the four parts has a separate titlepage, the first three dated 1701 and the fourth 1702” (ESTC).

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 586 (sold to Massey for 2s.). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 50b (no price). — ESTC (T107951). — MS catalogue (2), no. 804.

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¶ Machiavelli — Works (1720)

November 18, 2014

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Machiavelli, Niccolò. The works of the famous Nicholas Machiavel, citizen and Secretary of Florence. 3rd ed. London: printed by T.W. [Thomas Wood?] for A. Churchill, R. Bonwick, T. Goodwin, J. Walthoe, M. Wotton, S. Manship, B. Tooke, R. Wilkin, R. Smith, R. Robinson, and T. Ward, 1720.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for 7s. 6d.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 777 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 5s.). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 51b (10s.). — ESTC (T90886). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 11.— MS catalogue (2), no. 405.

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¶ Lefèvre — Destruction of Troy (1702)

October 21, 2014

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Lefèvre, Raoul. The destruction of Troy, in three books. 12th ed. London: printed for Eben. Tracey, 1702

With Morris signature. 3 books in 1 vol.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for 12s. 6d.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1080 (sold to Maggs for £2 17s.). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, 53b (no price). — ESTC (T116472). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 13. — MS catalogue (2), no. 44.

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¶ Montaigne — Essais (1724)

July 15, 2014

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Montaigne, Michel de. Les essais. Ed. Pierre Coste. 3 vols. London: J. Tonson & J. Watts, 1724.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 685 (sold to Blakey(?) for 17s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Richardson — Clarissa (1751)

July 4, 2014

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[Richardson, Samuel.] Clarissa. 4th ed. 7 vols. London: printed for S. Richardson and sold by John Osborn, Andrew Millar, J. and J. Rivington, and J. Lake (Bath), 1751.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £1 4s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 824 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £4 4s.). — Marshall Sisson. — University of Maryland Libraries (Rare Stacks PR 3664.C4 1751).

References: ESTC (T58988). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 14.

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¶ Dossie — Handmaid to the arts (1764)

July 4, 2014

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[Dossie, Robert.] The handmaid to the arts. 2 vols. 2nd ed. London: printed for J. Nourse, 1764.

The Wellcome copy bears no marks of ownership, but it has been rebound, and we therefore assume it was Morris’s copy.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 240 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / B 20783/B).

References: ESTC (T125950). — MS catalogue (2), no. 121.

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¶ Milton — Paradise regained (1742)

June 7, 2014

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Milton, John. Paradise regain’d: a poem in four books, to which is added Samson Agonistes, and Poems upon several occasions. With a tractate of education. 8th ed. London: printed for J. and R. Tonson, 1742.

Morris signature.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 641 (part; sold to Tregaskis for £4 4s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: ESTC (T134211).

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¶ Booth — Address to the public (1787?)

May 31, 2014

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Booth, Joseph. An address to the public, on the polygraphic art, or the copying or multiplying pictures, in oil colours, by a chymical and mechanical process, the invention of Mr. Joseph Booth, portrait painter. London: printed at the Logographic Press and sold by T. Cadell, Robson and Clarke, and J. Sewell, [1787?].

The book was been rebound, probably in the twentieth century, and has a bookplate [see below] not known in any of Morris’s other books. The title, however, is one that certainly would have interested Morris, and we are therefore including it here as a doubtful case.

Provenance: Morris (?). — R. & A. Petrilla. — Huntington Library (4956520) [purchased from Petrilla, 12 May 1995].

Reference: ESTC (T20491).

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¶ Defoe — Memoirs of Capt. Carleton (1728)

May 15, 2014

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Defoe, Daniel. The military memoirs of Capt. George Carleton, from the Dutch war, 1672, in which he serv’d, to the conclusion of the peace at Utrech, 1713. London: printed for E. Symon, 1728.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for 10s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 233 (part; sold to Ridler for 11s.). — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (T70326). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 11v. — MS catalogue (2), no. 511.

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¶ Defoe — Life and adventures of Colonel Jaque (1738)

April 21, 2014

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Defoe, Daniel. The history of the most remarkable life and extraordinary adventures of the truly honourable Colonel Jaque, vulgarly call’d Colonel Jack. 4th ed. London: printed by J. Applebee for Ward and Chandler, 1738.

Misdated 1728 in MS catalogue (1), which adds: “fine clear copy well bound.”

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £1 1s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 233 (part; sold to Ridler for 11s.). — Unlocated.

References: MS catalogue (1), fol. 11v.ESTC.

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¶ Defoe — Memoirs of a cavalier (1725?)

April 21, 2014

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Defoe, Daniel. Memoirs of a cavalier, or a military journal of the wars in Germany and the wars in England from 1632 to 1648. London: A. Bell, J. Osborn, W. Taylor, and T. Warner, 1720.

This is the first edition; it is unclear which edition Morris owned, but MS catalogue (1) suggests a date of about 1725.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for 15s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 233 (part; sold to Ridler for 11s.). — Unlocated.

References: MS catalogue (1), fol. 11v. — MS catalogue (2), no. 512.

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¶ Defoe — Life of Captain Singleton (1720)

April 21, 2014

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Defoe, Daniel. The life, adventures and piracies of the famous Captain Singleton, containing an account of his being set on shore in the island of Madagascar, his settlement there, with a description of the place and inhabitants. London: printed for J. Brotherton, J. Graves, A. Dodd, and T. Warner, 1720.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 233 (part; sold to Ridler for 11s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: —  ESTC.

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¶ Fielding — Works (1775)

April 18, 2014

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Fielding, Henry. The Works. 12 vols. London: printed for W. Strahan, J. and T. Rivington, Hawes and Co., R. Horsefield, W. Johnston, B. Law, S. Crowder, T. Longman, E. and C. Dilly, T. Cadell, W. Woodfall, T. Lowndes, G. Robinson, T. Davies, T. Becket, J. Robson, Wilson and Nicoll, R. Baldwin, W. Richardson, W. Otridge and T. Evans, 1775.

With “An essay on the life and genius of the author” by Arthur Murphy. Morris’s set lacked vols. 10–11.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £1 10s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 406 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 5s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (T179727). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 12. — MS catalogue (2), no. 78.

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¶ Evelyn — Silva (1706)

April 18, 2014

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Evelyn, John. Silva, or a discourse of forest-trees, and the propagation of timber in His Majesty’s dominions, as it was deliver’d in the Royal Society the XVth of October, MDCLXII . . . together with an historical account of the sacredness and use of standing groves terra, a philosophical essay of earth, being a lecture in course. To which is annexed pomona, or an appendix concerning fruit-trees, in relation to cyder; the making, and several ways of ordering it . . . also acetaria: or, a discourse of sallets. With kalendarium hortense; or the gard’ners almanack; directing what he is to do monthly throughout the year. 4th ed. London: printed for Robert Scott, Richard Chiswell, George Sawbridge, and Benjamin Tooke, 1706.

“Presentation copy from John Evelyn the author’s nephew to T. Rawlinson.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 523 (sold to Ellis for £2 8s.). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 49b (no price). —  ESTC (T107635). — MS catalogue (2), no. 465.

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¶ Hellot — Art of dying wool (1789)

April 14, 2014

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Hellot, Jean, Pierrie Joseph Macquer, and Lepileur d’Apligny. The art of dying wool, silk, and cotton. London: printed for R. Baldwin, 1789.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 19 (sold to Hazlitt for £1). — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (T136829). — MS catalogue (2), no. 189.

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¶ Jeffrey of Monmouth — British history (1718)

April 10, 2014

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Jeffrey of Monmouth. The British history, translated into English from the Latin of Jeffrey of Monmouth, with a large preface concerning the authority of the history. Trans. Aaron Thomson. London: printed for J. Bowyer and J. Innys, 1718.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for 7s. 6d.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 456 (part; sold to Tregaskis for 8s.). — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (T146343). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 12v. — MS catalogue (2), no. 45.

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¶ Haigh — Dyer’s assistant (1787)

April 7, 2014

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Haigh, James, trans. The dyer’s assistant in the art of dying wool and woollen goods, extracted from the philosophical and chymical works of those most eminent authors, Ferguson, Dufay, Hellot, Geoffery, Colbert, and that reputable French dyer Mons. de Julienne. York: printed by Crask and Lund for R. Baldwin, London, and R. Spence, York, 1787.

Haigh was a “late silk and muslin dyer, Leeds.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 46 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 8s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / B  27224/B).

References: ESTC (T124853). — MS catalogue (2), no. 607.

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¶ Vallencey — Art of tanning (1774)

April 7, 2014

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[Vallencey, Charles, ed.] The art of tanning and currying leather, with an account of all the different processes made use of in Europe and Asia for dying leather red and yellow. London: reprinted for J. Nourse, 1774.

Editor’s preface signed “C.V.” (Charles Vallancey).

Provenance: Morris. — Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 46 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 8s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / B 20967/B).

References: ESTC (T101500). — MS catalogue (2), no. 72.

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¶ Walton — Compleat angler (1772)

March 17, 2014

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Walton, Izaac, and Charles Cotton. The compleat angler, or contemplative man’s recreation. Ed. Moses Browne. London: printed and sold by Richard and Henry Causton, 1772.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Hayne. — Morris (purchased for 3s. 6d.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1041 (part; sold to Tregaskis for £3). — Tregaskis catalogue, 18 September 1899, no. 19 (12s. 6d.). — Unlocated.

References: MS catalogue (1), fol. 13. — MS catalogue (2), no. 272.

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¶ Ainsworth — Thesaurus linguae latinae compendiarius (1761)

February 18, 2014

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Ainsworth, Robert. Thesaurus linguæ latinæ compendiarius, or, a compendious dictionary of the Latin tongue, designed for the use of the British nations. 2 vols. 4th ed. London: printed by H. Woodfall and C. Rivington for W. Mount and T. Page, etc., 1761.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 53 (sold to Leighton for 5s.). — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (T88538). — MS catalogue (2), no. 165.

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